**Update June 25, 2016**
The winner of this year’s “World’s Ugliest Dog Contest,” while unfortunately not Himisaboo, is a worthy opponent—SweePee Rambo the Chinese Crested.
‘Twas a competition well-fought, and all these dogs are winners regardless of their trophies. Congrats, Rambo!
This is Himisaboo.
He’s got sass on account of the Dachshund part of him, and style on account of everything else. (Everything else being, possibly, Chinese Crested or Mexican Hairless Xoloitzcuintli, FYI.)
This dog is well-acquainted with the so-called “World’s Ugliest Dog” competition—which typically hosts a number of “ugly” (i.e., super sweet, although unconventional-looking) adopted canines—though in the past he’s attended with a killer mohawk.
This time, however, Himisaboo is letting his hair down, Trump-style.
Back before Donald Trump’s presidential campaign began, several people likened the pup’s locks to that famous head of hair. Now he’s rocking his ‘do for all his fans as a 2016 “Ugliest Dog” contender.
The competition takes place today (Friday, June 24th) at the Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma, California. And it’s all about celebrating the bond between “homely hounds” and humans. As CEO of the Sonoma-Marin Fair, Erin Post, explains:
We’re proud to celebrate all dogs and pets by showing that no matter their imperfections, they are adoptable, lovable and a great add to any family.
Last year’s winner, Quasi Modo (who has short spine syndrome), will be returning for the third time this year alongside a few other familiar faces.
Himisaboo ready to take him on, though—he’s got an extra-special something and many devoted human-fans in his cheering squad, and will always surpass you in a cool kid competition.
No matter the outcome, each of these dogs is beautiful inside and out, and they each have adoring families who would never disagree. Good luck to the pupticipants!